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Was Brexit caused by the unhappy and the cld? / Federica Liberini (ETH Zurich), Andrew J. Oswald (University of Warwick and IZA), Eugenio Proto (University of Warwick and IZA), Michela Redoano (University of Warwick) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserLiberini, Federica In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen ; Oswald, Andrew J. In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen ; Proto, Eugenio In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen ; Redoano, Michela In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, September 2017
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 11059
URNurn:nbn:de:hbz:5:2-139251 Persistent Identifier (URN)
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On 23 June 2016, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union (so-called 'Brexit'). This paper uses newly released information, from the Understanding Society data set, to examine the characteristics of individuals who were for and against Brexit. Two key findings emerge. First, unhappy feelings contributed to Brexit. However, contrary to commonly heard views, the key channel of influence was not through general dissatisfaction with life. It was through a person's narrow feelings about his or her own financial situation. Second, despite some commentators' guesses, Brexit was not caused by old people. Only the very young were substantially pro-Remain.